Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tuesday Talk—For the Love of Rice

Hey guys! Hope the beginning of your week has been good to you…tomorrow is Hump Day so that’s a positive!

My Monday and Tuesday were spent feeling like every parent that has twins or “Irish twins” are saints!  I have taken a tiny side “job” of watching my cousins daughter a day or two a week.  She is a month younger then Ellie so on those days I have two little munchkins running around getting their hot little hands on anything/everything they can! Today we ventured to the park and I was reminded of the days of being a new mom and underestimating the length of time it took to get a new baby out of the house…let alone two toddlers. Needless to say I was late to the park…but we got there in one piece…so I count that as a win. I realize all you mothers of multiples or even of two, three, four kids are probably rolling your eyes or laughing at me right now…and I get it, I guess…but I am telling you I admire you for what you do on a day to day basis…bless you! This mama is exhausted running around with two 20 month olds…why are they never tired too!!!

All kidding aside, they are actually pretty darn good. They love each other and play well together and, for the most part, are sweet little buddies. I have been trying to come up with creative and fun things to do to keep them busy because dumping out the baskets of toys over and over again doesn’t always entertain them.

Yesterday I got brave and decided it was a good idea to fill our sensory table with some rice and digging/dumping tools and let them go to town. We have a Florida room/sun porch that is perfect for these types of activities because when the weather is nice we can enjoy it without being directly in the sun…and if they get rice all over the floor (which let’s face it, happened) it is pretty easy to sweep up.

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They had a ball and it kept them busy for a while. I have to say they did pretty good with trying to keep the rice in the table. By the second day of rice play they seemed to have learned the rules a little better and tried really hard to keep it in the table. Obviously they are 1 1/2 years old so the rice did not stay only in the table, but it was super easy to sweep up so I really didn’t mind.

I would say it was a success…sometimes the simple things are the most fun!

I will leave you with a picture of the aftermath…not too terrible I guess, although I am sure I will be finding random rice for days!

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PS. I am linking up for this Tuesday Talk.

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